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Team: North
Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Glacier National Park Orientation and Safety
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Warning sign in Glacier National Park

Warning sign in Glacier National Park

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Team North enjoying the scenery of Glacier National Park

Team North enjoying the scenery of Glacier National Park

1) Location: St. Marys - NPS orientation on backcountry safety
(Bears)
2) Location: Glacier National Park - Theme: Park issues Host: National Park Service
3) USGS Presentation on the Northern Rocky Mtn. Science Center

American Frontiers exhibit on US Geological Survey
  Glacier National Park--
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Team: North
Tuesday, August 6, 2002
Living History Program and Cook-Out
Location: Spotted Bear Ranger Station – Program/Cook-out
Themes: Living History, Wilderness, Ranger History.

Host: USDA Forest Service, Flathead National Forest.
Contact: Gary Dahlgren 406-758-5269
  Spotted Bear Campground--
  Flathead National Forest--
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Team: North
Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Presentation
Northern Team will stay in Aspen Grove Campground, near
Rogers Pass in the Helena National Forest, near Helena, MT. This site is significant for being on the Lewis and Clark route, which is recognized as the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The talk will be presented by the USDA Forest Service campground host.

Contact: Martie Schramm 406-362-4265
  Aspen Grove Campground--
  Flathead National Forest--
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Team: North
Sunday, August 18, 2002
Presentation on Historic Preservation and Mine Reclamation
Location: Cromwell Dixon Campground
Topic: Historic Preservation/Mine Reclamation

Host: USDA Forest Service, Helena National Forest
Contact: Kurt Cuneo 406-449-5490
  Cromwell Dixon Campground--
  Helena National Forest--
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Team: North
Thursday, August 22, 2002
Heritage Event at the Homestake Site
Location: Homestake Site
Program Topic: Heritage Themes

Host: USDA Forest Service, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Contact: Jack DeGolla – 406-683-3984
  Delmoe Lake Campground (nearby)--
  Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest--
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Team: North
Friday, August 23, 2002
Trekkers to Cut Ribbon on a New Section of Continental Divide NST
When the Trekkers arrive at Pipestone Pass, on MT Hwy 2, they will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a newly-constructed segment of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, which like the American Frontiers route, stretched between Mexico and Canada.

This event will highlight America's public lands and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, which follows the great watershed divide between rivers feeding into the Pacific Ocean and and rivers feeding into the Atlantic Ocean.
  Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest--
  Continental Divide Trail Alliance--
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Team: North
Saturday, August 24, 2002
Tour of the Humbug Spires Primitive Area
Location: Humbug Spires Primitive Area
Tour of the popular rock climbing area hosted by the BLM.

Contact: Butte Field Office 406-533-7600
  Humbug Spires Primitive Area--
  Bureau of Land Management, Butte Field Office--
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Team: North
Sunday, August 25, 2002
Environmental Education at Birch Creek Education Center
Location: Birch Creek Education Center

Host: University of Montana- Western
Contact: Tera Baver (406) 683-7891

The Center is managed by The University of Montana-Western (UM-Western). During the mid 1980's, the Bender Conference Center was constructed with dinning facilities and additional overnight accommodations. Since then, the Birch Creek Center continues to guide experiential, hands-on ecological learning for several hundred students each year, hosts various workshops, trainings, weddings, family reunions, and coordinates Elderhostel programs.
  Birch Creek Education Center--
  Birch Creek Guard Cabin--
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Team: North
Monday, August 26, 2002
Camp Near Lewis & Clark Encampment
Location: Clark Canyon Reservoir.

Theme: Lewis and Clark. This campground is along the Lewis
and Clark National Historic Trail and close to where the Corps of Discovery camped.

Contact: Bureau of Reclamation, (406) 247-6075
  Clark Canyon Reservoir --
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Team: North
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Paddle Across Clark Canyon Reservoir
Location: Clark Canyon Reservoir

Just as Lewis and Clark navigated west to lands unknown, so will the northern trek team paddle in dugout canoes across Clark Canyon Reservoir. From the opposite shore, they will switch to a more modern form of transport, and ride ATVs most of the way to their campsite.

Host: Bureau of Reclamation
Contact: Stephen Morehouse 406-683-6472
  Clark Canyon Reservoir--
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Team: North
Monday, September 2, 2002
Talk on Red Rocks Lake Ecology
Location: Island Park, Targhee National Forest

Program on Red Rocks Lake Ecology

Red Rock Lakes NWR, just on the other side of the Centennial Mountains, in Montana, is primarily a high elevation mountain wetland-riparian area. Red Rock Creek flows through the upper end of the Centennial Valley, within which the Refuge lies, creating the impressive Upper Red Rock Lake, River Marsh, and Lower Red Rock Lake marshlands. The rugged Centennial Mountains border the Refuge on the south, catching the snows of winter that replenish the Refugeís lakes and marshes. These wetlands provide secluded habitat for the trumpeter swan, white-faced ibis, and Shiras moose. The Refuge includes subirrigated meadows or "fens", grasslands, and forest as well.

This minimally-altered natural diversity provides habitat for other species such as sandhill cranes, curlews, peregrine falcons, eagles, numerous hawks and owls, badgers, wolverines, bears, and wolves (in the backcountry), native fish such as Arctic grayling and westslope cutthroat trout, moose, and pronghorn antelope.

Host: USGS - Rick Sojda
American Frontiers exhibit on US Geological Survey
  Recreation around Island Park Reservoir--
  Caribou and Targhee National Forests--
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Team: North
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
School Programs in Yellowstone National Park
Location: Yellowstone National Park
School Programs

Host: National Park Service
  Yellowstone National Park--
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Team: North
Thursday, September 5, 2002
Yellowstone National Park Tour
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The Sapphire Pool in Biscuit Basin.

The Sapphire Pool in Biscuit Basin.
Courtesy Rob Carlo

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Location: Yellowstone National Park

Park Tour and evening program with NPS and USGS on Park issues and Greater Yellowstone Initiative.

Host: National Park Service, USGS
American Frontiers exhibit on US Geological Survey
  Yellowstone National Park--
  Greater Yellowstone Initiative--
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Team: North
Friday, September 6, 2002
Tour of the National Elk Refuge
Location: National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY
Theme: Wildlife (elk) - Program and tour

Host: US Fish and Wildlife Service
  National Elk Refuge--
  Fish & Wildlife Service Elk Refuge Site--
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Team: North
Monday, September 9, 2002
Educational Events in Jackson Hole
1) Fire Management Information Program
Host: National Interagency Fire Center, USFS, BLM
Contact: Janelle Smith 208-387-5473

2) Grand Teton NP Program and tour;
Host: National Park Service


b) USGS - Stream Gauging Station presentation (Moose Jct.)
American Frontiers exhibit on US Geological Survey

c) USGS - Cutthroat Trout issues
American Frontiers exhibit on US Geological Survey
  National Interagency Fire Center--
  Grand Teton National Park--
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Team: North
Saturday, September 14, 2002
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption
Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Event

Herds of wild horses roam free across the lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. To keep herd sizes viable, the BLM regularly rounds up the wild mustangs, then adopts them out to good homes.

Host:Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program
  Wild Horse & Burro National Home Page--
  Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office--
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Team: North
Monday, September 16, 2002
National Historic Trails Presentation at Emigrant Springs
Location: Emigrant Springs, Wyoming
Host: National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office

From St. Louis, MO to this area of Wyoming, all routes west were one;a fairly well-worn path along the Platte River. South Pass, just east of Kemmerer, is the lowest point of the Rocky Mountains, and so a logical place to cross the Continental Divide. From here, the trail divided, heading to Oregon, California, and Salt Lake City, depending on whether the travelers sought farmland, gold, or salvation.
  Overland Emigrant Trail--
  Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail--
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Team: North
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Events at Fossil Butte National Monument
Location: Fossil Buttes National Monument
Host: National Park Service

After the presentation on geology and paleontology, Team North will go fishing in the Green River.
  Fossil Butte National Monument, NPS site--
  Fossil Butte National Monument with area recreation map--
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Team: North
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, on the Green River
Program on Refuge Issues

Host: US Fish and Wildlife Service
  Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge--
  Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, FWS site--
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Team: North
Thursday, September 19, 2002
Trona Mine Tour
Location:Trona mining site near Green River, WY
Flaming Gorge area
Mine Tour and program

Trona Mining Site, BLM Lands/Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge/South Pass City State Park

Issues will focus on mining, both current and historic. At one time South Pass City was the largest town in Wyoming, as miners toiled to bring gold and other precious metals out of the hills. Today it is a ghost town owned by the State of Wyoming, and operated as a state park.

Nearby, miners are still busy toiling away to mine trona, or soda ash, one of the most widely-used minerals in the world. Trona is extracted from several mines in Wyoming, the largest of which is this one outside of Green River. The shafts are so large, you can drive a truck through them! Public lands in Wyoming lead the world in production of trona, with 16,517,509 tons mined in underground facilities near Rock Springs in 2001. Royalties of $11,603,000 were paid on 4,420,789 tons extracted from Federal leases.


Host: Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office
  Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office--
  Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area--
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Team: North
Friday, September 20, 2002
Mountain Men and One-armed Explorers
Location: Expedition Island/Green River

200 years ago, mountain men began using the Green River as a highway to ferry their furs downriver. Later, John Wesley Powell explored the length of this lovely river from Wyoming down through Utah and Colorado. Team North will enjoy a barbeque and a talk on Powell and historic trails in the area.

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Team: North
Saturday, September 21, 2002
White Mountain Petroglyphs & Pilot Butte on the Oregon Trail
White Mountain/Pilot Butte, on BLM lands north of Rock Springs

Topics include Wild Horses, Petroglyphs, Back County Byways, Native American Issues.

The Bureau of Land Management has been working with tribal elders from a half-dozen area tribes who have historically used these lands. The tribes have identified several areas which they consider sacred sites or other sites central to traditional Native American religions, including the petroglyphs at White Mountains, which were created over a period of about 800 years.

Other historic features of the area are around South Pass, where the Overland Trail crossed the Continental Divide. Just east of here. the Overland Trail divides into the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, and the Mormon Trail. Pilot Butte was an important marker for the emigrants, and later for Pony Express Riders. Today, this area is home to a large herd of wild horses.
  BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office--
  Historic Trails Around Rock Springs--
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Team: North
Sunday, September 22, 2002
Jack Morrow Hills in the Red Desert
Jack Morrow Hills/Sand Dunes/Indian Gap, Steamboat Mountain, Red Desert.

OHV Issues

The Jack Morrow Hills area of the Red Desert is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The region contains the Killpecker Sand Dunes, which are partly protected within Sand Dunes Wilderness Study Area. The other part of the dunes is not protected, and is a popular destination among OHV users. The BLM has to balance ecosystem health in the dunes with ever-increasing OHV use.
  BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office--
  Jack Morrow Hills Coordinated Activity Plan--
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Team: North
Monday, September 23, 2002
Interpretive Program at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Little Red Mountain/Red Creek Habitat Improvement Area/Firehole Canyon Campground.

Programs on Wildlife Habitats, Cherokee Trail, Issues at Flaming Gorge NRA


Host: USDA Forest Service, Ashley National Forest
  Firehole Campground--
  Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area--
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Team: North
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Boat Tour of Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Location: Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Boat tour and discussion

Host: USDA Forest Service, Ashley National Forest
Bureau of Reclamation
  Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area--
  Ashley National Forest--
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Team: North
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Tour of the Wasatch-Cache Petroleum Showcase
Location: Wasatch-Cache NF, Utah and Wyoming, south of Mountain View, WY
Event: Program and tour of the Wasatch-Cache Petroleum Showcase

Hosts: Merit Energy Company will be hosting the tour and
providing lunch.

  Wasatch-Cache National Forest--
  American Frontiers exhibit on energy from public lands--
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Team: North
Friday, September 27, 2002
Team Joining Celebration
Team Joining Ceremony - Pine Valley Campground
Barbecue/Reception celebration of ending
of Trek w/dignitaries. By invitation only. –

Host: PLIA, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
  Pine Valley Group Campground--
  Wasatch-Cache National Forest--
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Team: North
Saturday, September 28, 2002
National Public Lands Day Celebration
This Is The Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City
National Public Lands Day

Large public event to celebrate National Public Lands Day and the conclusion of American Frontiers: A Public Lands Journey. Re-enactment of team joining ceremony, Smokey hot air balloon, exhibits, entertainment, dignitaries.


Host: PLIA
  National Public Lands Day--
  This is the Place State Park--


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